Kinsbourne Common Hall, Harpenden

COVID-19 update (as @ 24/12/20)

Currently back in lockdown. Which seems to mean the only permissible use of the hall is Nursery. Once we leave lockdown, our policies will revert to:

As the current guidance is that parties are a high risk activity, the hall cannot be used for parties until social distancing is suspended. (If we had to guess, this is unlikely to be before September 2021.)

For any other hires, the hall is available to weekly hirers for activities that are not prohibited by regulations, if the hirer has carried out a thorough risk assessment and is satisfied that they can operate their activity in the hall with an acceptably low level of risk of coronavirus infection.

Note that under the current regulations (link) it is for each person to determine whether they are permitted to participate in a gathering indoors. If a hire activity is taking place in the hall, you should not necessarily infer that we consider you are permitted to participate.

Anyone considering entering the hall for an activity carried on by one of our hirers should make their own judgement about whether it is safe to attend the activity. The organiser of that activity is responsible for determining what measures are practicable and appropriate in the context of the specific activity and you should refer to them to understand the measures they have put in place. Entry to the hall is only permitted on the basis that you understand and accept that Ninth Harpenden Scout Group has no liability for any infection that is alleged to have taken place at the hall.

Please note that some vacancies in the calendar may be slots that our previous weekly hirers have not yet resumed using. These can be hired on a temporary basis until the previous hirer wishes to resume (for which at least one month's notice will be given).